It’s been a given the past few seasons that running back LaDainain Tomlinson will not see the ball at all in the preseason. That may change come 2008. Tomlinson said to the San Diego Union-Tribune “It may be good for me to play in one preseason game.” It’s been the Chargers take that they don’t want their best player to risk getting hurt in the preseason, but it also may be a deal where they want him to get at last a little game action before opening day.
L.T. said that RB’s coach Ollie Wilson spoke to him about playing a bit in the preseason, and that skipping it may cost him getting off to a fast start. Last season L.T. put up fewer than three yards a carry in their first games. “Who knows? Maybe I might get a chance to run a little bit in the preseason,” Tomlinson said.
His knee is close to being healed, and that may be another factor in getting him out there early, to test the knee and see if the team should be concerned about the start of the season. Training camp will go a long way in showing if Tomlinson is ready to go or not, as well as maybe the thought of seeing the field come the preseason.